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Stacy’s Pick: Calibre - Ebook Library Management

If you're an avid reader (find me a geek who's not), you might have already heard about the popular eBook manager, Calibre. In fact, it's likely that you're already a fan! This free, comprehensive tool for the management of digital texts offers a wide-array of helpful features to not only organize your eBook collection, but to also download, convert, view, and sync these files across your computers and devices.
Published: Jun 19, 2012
Author: Stacy Reed

If you're an avid reader (find me a geek who's not), you might have already heard about the popular eBook manager, Calibre. In fact, it's likely that you're already a fan! This free, comprehensive tool for the management of digital texts offers a wide-array of helpful features to not only organize your eBook collection, but to also download, convert, view, and sync these files across your computers and devices.

The developer's passion for reading was the inspiration to create this library management tool, and its community of 9.2 million fellow readers continues to grow and evolve. People of all ages love to read and many of us have extensive unruly collections. This free software contains everything one might need to make sense of their library and take their favorite reading material with them on the go. It's super easy to add books to the collection — just tell Calibre where to find them, or drag and drop the individual files into the interface — it will even import the metadata. Calibre also has an easy-to-use framework for downloading news from the Web in order to convert articles into eBooks. What's more, when you connect your device, Calibre can automatically detect which file formats are compatible, then it converts and syncs your eBooks and texts accordingly. Supported devices include smartphones, tablets, and a number of eBook readers including Kindle, Sony, and Nook. The client software is available for computers running Windows, OS X, Linux and even portable drives.

Instapaper, PDFs, websites, news articles, books, texts, manuals and the like - easily view and navigate them all right in the palm of your hand!


About Stacy Reed

Stacy Reed is Tucows' resident software librarian and editor. She has been reviewing PC and mobile software as well as web services for over a decade. Helping developers improve and promote their products is only one of her areas of expertise. Stacy is also an advocate for Open Source, Creative Commons and freeware, taking special interest in educational resources, social media, cloud sharing, and mobile technology.

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